IBN AL MOATAZ - Dammam, Saudi Arabia       Call sign - HZLH     IMO number - 7500528     Owner - United Arab Shipping Company, Kuwait

Location - Photographed while she was underway off Terneuzen, Holland     Photograph Date - 25 May 2002    
Photographer - Douglas Cromby     Added to archive - 17 Feb 2003     Last updated - 19 Feb 2003

SHIP'S HISTORY

  Building started - June 1976
  Keel laid - July 1976
  Launched - February 1977
  Delivered - May 1977

  (a) Ibn Al Moataz - Kuwait

  As of February 2003 she was still in service

PARTICULARS

  Ship type - "Kuwait" class general cargo ship
  Gross tonnage - 15,455
  Net tonnage - 8,816
  Deadweight tonnage - 23,618
  L.O.A. - 175.27 meters
  L.B.P. - 167.65 meters
  Width overall - 23.98 meters
  Width moulded - 23.65 meters
  Draught - 10.40 meters
  Depth - 14.20 meters

CONSTRUCTION

  Yard name - Hyundai Shipbuilding & Heavy Industries
  Country - Ulsan, South Korea
  Hull number - 2331
  Engine builder - Harland & Wolff Ltd., Belfast, Ireland
  Number of engines - 1
  Engine types - B&W 6K74EF diesel
  Horsepower - 12,500 bhp (9,195 kW)
  Speed - 16 knots
  Bow/stern thuster hp - none

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION - Former owners, managers, accidents, conversions, cargoes, voyages, sightings or corrections etc - Viewer contributions

* Her hull was strengthened so that she could carry heavy cargoes
* She was fitted with tandem ram-luffing cranes forward (5 tonnes each), a Stulcken heavy lift derrick that incorporated a 105 tonne derrick and 4 smaller 10 tonne derricks. Aft of the Stulcken derrick were 2 single ram-luffing cranes and a tandem unit in between each of which were rated at 12.5 tonnes
* Ibn Al Moataz has operated under this name since her construction for the United Arab Shipping Company (S.A.G.), Saudi Arabia

Information sources - Fairplay Internet Ship Register, Lloyds Registers & Marine News - The World Ship Society
Additional information - Sylvia Masson - Quebec, Canada

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